I must say, I was a little disappointed when I heard Michael Schlow was closing down Via Matta, but after trying Doretta Taverna, I am totally fine with this new chapter for 79 Park Plaza.

The new concept is a nod to Michael’s wife, Adrienne’s Greek heritage. The restaurant also happens to be decorated by Adrienne’s amazing art, which is worth checking out for yourself. If you head on over to my Restaurant Services page, you can find a portrait of Michael I shot a few years earlier when I was photographing a review of his Latin inspired restaurant, Tico.